Public session set on Walla Walla school bond leftovers

The School Board will discuss what to do with $1.1 million that remains from the Edison Elementary project. It has already committed $500,000 for radon remediation at one school.

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WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla School Board will hold a public work session Monday to discuss what to do with money left over from the Edison Elementary School reconstruction project.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the district's board room, 364 S. Park St. The board will take public comment as it tackles what to do with $1.1 million remaining from the $19.5 million bond project to rebuild Edison.

During its regular meeting June 1, the board put off committing the saved money to other district needs. The board instead set aside $500,000 of $1.6 million to mitigate radon at Blue Ridge Elementary, and agreed to wait for more public comment before deciding on the remaining $1.1 million.

The board is weighing using the extra money to cover other needs, or to pay down the bond debt.

Superintendent Richard Carter recommended the board use the entire $1.6 million to meet other district needs, which included radon mitigation at Blue Ridge, a proposed new boiler for Pioneer Middle School, and other district needs.

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